Mon.Oct 01, 2018

‘ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission’ Review – This VR Platformer Earns Our First 10 Out of 10

Road to VR

The release of ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission , coming Tuesday, will be a genre-defining moment for VR platforming on PSVR. The game is expertly designed, animated, and rendered.

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Stage Your Own Big Bang with Magic Leap One via the Universe Creator App

Next Reality AR

One developer has taken the formal name of the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition quite literally with an app that enables users to create a custom universe in their own living room.

‘Vader Immortal’ VR Series to Be a Canonical Part of the ‘Star Wars’ Saga

Road to VR

ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division, is bringing a Darth Vader-themed VR series to the recently announced Oculus Quest.

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ARKit 101: How to Detect & Measure Vertical Planes with ARKit 1.5

Next Reality AR

In a previous tutorial, we were able to measure horizontal surfaces such as the ground, tables, etc., all using ARKit. With ARKit 1.5, we're now able to measure vertical surfaces like walls! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your augmented reality app for iPads and iPhones by using ARKit.

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‘Mario Kart VR’ Comes to the US Today in Bandai Namco’s Newest VR Arcade

Road to VR

For the first time, BANDAI NAMCO is bringing to the United States a number of popular VR experiences once only available in Japan and UK-based VR ZONE arcades. Included in the line-up is the much-awaited Mario Kart Arcade GP VR. VR ZONE Portal Washington D.C.

Creating Two Sides of the Same Reality

Tech Trends VR

Immersive Technology turns out to be the perfect medium for ARtistic expression and exploring identity.

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WowWee Unleashes Dinosaurs In AR With ‘Untamed ARena’


Life uh… finds a way in WowWee’s newest augmented experience. Paleontologists have identified labeled over 700 of dinosaurs over the years and you’ve probably seen hundreds of them in your local museum, or several in the Jurassic Park films.

Hellblade VR Developer Ninja Theory Is Working On Star Wars: Vader Immortal


Here’s an interesting detail we missed when Star Wars: Vader Immortal was announced for Oculus Quest last week; Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice developer Ninja Theory is working on the series.

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NS Glasses Bring A VR-Esque Experience To The Nintendo Switch


Could this be the beginning of Switch VR, or just a spiritual successor to the Virtual Boy? It’s fair to say the ongoing rumors surrounding VR compatibility on the Nintendo Switch have been confusing to say the least.

Dragon Quest VR: Going Inside The Mind Of Toriyama In This VR JRPG


It’s been a busy year for Dragon Quest. The most recent entry in the long-running Japanese role-playing game series, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, recently came out on PC and consoles to much critical acclaim.

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A Quick Look at Standout: VR Battle Royale

VR Spies

We are in the age of Battle Royale games, no doubt about that. With PUBG and Fortnite heavily popularizing the genre, it was only a matter of time before it hit Virtual Reality.

VR Game Releases For October 2018


Every month we aim to round up each and every VR game release for you in one single place — this is September’s list. Don’t worry — we’ll continue highlighting the best ones at the end of each week too.

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Oculus Connect 5 In 14 Minutes: Oculus Quest, Darth Vader And More


Last week the VR event of the year came and went — Oculus Connect 5 — with Facebook’s Oculus Quest formally revealed as the company’s next attempt to tap a consumer market for VR hardware in 2019.

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Carmack: Oculus Debated PC VR Mode For Quest


Could Oculus Quest, Facebook’s newest standalone VR headset, ever be used to run PC VR experiences? It’s not likely, but the company did discuss it. Oculus boldly proclaimed that Quest could deliver ‘Rift quality experiences’ at its reveal at Oculus Connect last week. In reality, though, the kit just isn’t as powerful as the PCs that run Rift, which is why games like Dead And Buried are making compromises to fit onto the platform.

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Community Download: Do You Think Oculus Quest Will Outsell The Rift?


Community Download is a weekly discussion-focused articles series published every Monday in which we pose a single, core question to you all, our readers, in the spirit of fostering discussion and debate. Death to the Project Santa Cruz, long live the Oculus Quest.